Category Archives: Child Relocation

Child Relocation Laws: Good Faith and Best Interests

When a custodial parent relocates with a child, the move upends a sometimes already wobbly child custody situation. Relocation often leaves a struggling child in a long-distance relationship with a parent. Marital breakdown means former spouses go separate ways and … Continue reading

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Relocation Routines

One of the most common situations in relocation cases happens when the custodial parent, who has physical custody of the child and shared legal custody, wants to relocate the child a distance from a former spouse, who has visitation rights … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Relocation

Even under the best of circumstances, child relocation is a facet of custody that can devour the divorced parents. Parents who can come to an agreement about the terms and conditions of the relocation of a child are usually happier … Continue reading

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Relocation Fights

Parental relocation can trigger court fights between the custodial parent who wishes to move and the noncustodial parent who wants to block the relocation. A custodial parent or primary caretaker may have many good reasons to relocate, including marriage, a … Continue reading

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Relocation of the Custodial Parent

The relocation of a child makes custody volatile, particularly when a child is moved a great distance. Relocation is heart-wrenching because if a custodial parent moves to a different state, the noncustodial parent often becomes odd man out. In the … Continue reading

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Child Relocation Leaves Father Behind

Very often when a custodial mother announces her plans to relocate beyond an easy visitation distance (100 miles or less), the noncustodial father raises the cry, “What about a father’s rights?” Truth be told, the relocation of a child often … Continue reading

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Divorce and Parental Relocation – Sometimes a Tough Call

One of the more difficult decisions family court judges make involves parental relocation. “The vast majority” of relocation cases involve a move or proposed move by the primary physical custodian. The other parent, “who enjoys more traditional visitation rights,” objects, … Continue reading

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